Wolves star Max Kilman has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Chelsea.
According to talkSPORT, the Blues are eyeing the 24-year-old after a stunning campaign for Wanderers so far in 2021/22.
Kilman is the only Wolves player to have played every single minute of every single game under Bruno Lage.
The ace has been impeccable, showcasing dominant defensive play and excellent ball-playing.
He has put in many fantastic performances operating on the right of a back three, despite being left-footed.
Kilman has been so good, he has been nominated for every single Wolves Player of the Month award so far this term. Conor Coady called him ‘incredible’ earlier this season.
His form has been remarkable, and calls have been growing louder of late for him to receive his first England call-up from Gareth Southgate.
Perhaps inevitably, Kilman’s rise has not gone unnoticed.
Chelsea are supposedly keen, and interest from the Blues does make sense.
Thomas Tuchel also sets up with a back three, so the German likely sees him as someone who could make a seamless transition.
Interestingly, Chelsea currently stand to lose Antonio Rudiger at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old, who signed for them for £33 million (BBC Sport), has not penned an extension and could depart as a free agent.
Wolves cannot lose Kilman this summer after his stunning progression
Kilman has been so consistently excellent that there were bound to be reports of interest from other clubs eventually.
Wanderers handed Kilman a new contract back in October, which is already looking like a smart move.
It puts Wolves in a great position to demand an absolute fortune for the 24-year-old.
Hopefully, the player will not seek to leave.
It’s clear he is now Wolves’ best defender. The impact Bruno Lage has had on him is nothing short of incredible.
Offloading Kilman would undoubtedly net Wolves a tidy sum. But it’s not something that should be entertained.
His all-round game is fantastic, and that ability to drive out of defence makes him crucial for getting the team further up the pitch.